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Taco Bell is making great use of the taco emoji it lobbied for

In June, the Unicode Consortium added a taco emoji to the Unicode 8.0 standard, and last month, it became available to iOS users when Apple released iOS 9.1.

The debut of the taco emoji was a notable event not just for Mexican food lovers, but for Taco Bell, one of the largest Mexican food chains in the United States.

Stats: The growing and enduring appeal of messaging apps

Our recent bumper update to the Internet Statistics Compendium this month has seen an especially diverse array of data and trends concerning the world of mobile apps.

Check out the mobile report for the best in app-related research released over the last few months, whether you want to glance over the biggest app categories in a certain market, or want to dig down further into how companies are incorporating apps into their marketing strategy.